It’s almost time! Are you ready? Do you have goals? Well, what are you waiting for? Bout-of-Books Read-a-Thon starts on October 24th – which is Monday! Because I’m hosting the first day, Amanda and I decided that instead of people using my site to link to their progress, it would much a better idea for people to post links to their goals from here. Pretty smart of us, huh? Well actually it was pretty smart of Amanda, I’m just smart for agreeing to her logic. So starting today, you can go to the Bout-Of-Books Starting Line and post a link to your own Starting Line Goals post. On Monday, the list will still be on Amanda’s page, but the sign-up form will be moved to this page along with the same list. That way you can check out everyone’s goals from Amanda’s page or mine.
As for my goals? I’m keeping them pretty realistic this time. I have to work and I have to sleep so therefore I can’t read 24/7 – even though I really wish I could. Here are the books that I have promised myself I would read:
Suspense by Jason Letts (226 pages) The House on Hundred Hill (The Nephilim) by Jemima Valentino (118 pages) Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa (359 pages) Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready (367 pages) Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost
- Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
During the last Bout-of-Books I finished 5 books. Therefore, I feel like only adding 1 more book to my list is enough of a stretch. I intentionally picked books that would keep my interest and push me toward my goal a little easier. How many will I get through this week? Well, of course I hope to read them all, but I’ll start with Suspense and The House on Hundred Hill. I promised both Jason and Jemima that I would review their books for them this week. What better way to support an independent author than to sneak their reviews in when I have a captive audience? Speaking of reviews, another important goal for me is to write each review as soon as I finish the book. I kept on top of it last time, so that shouldn’t be a problem. Instead of having a separate page just for my Bout-of-Books reviews, I’m giving them each their own post, but they will be designated as Bout-of-Books October Reviews.
I’ll be creating another post for my progress during the week so we can keep this one just centered around goals. Don’t want to confuse the issue. Each co-host will have a place for all participants to post their progress during the course of the week, so be sure to visit them all. Amanda has a schedule posted here.
Another goal this week (and in my opinion, the most important one) is to make sure everyone has a good time. My partner in this endeavor is also my partner in crime (no specific crime – they change all the time.) None other than the notorious, professional speed reading demon, soulswallo at Reading the Paranormal. Soulswallo and I will be your co-hosts for the first day of Bout-of-Books (she’s my official particihost – which is now an official title, by the way.) We are each providing challenges that will include prizes. (You’ll find out more about them in an upcoming post.) The only rule is that you have to be a participant to enter and win any of the challenges or giveaways – we will be checking!
So back to you. Do you have goals? Do you have a goal post? If you do and you want to share, fill in the form either here (on Monday the 24th) or at Amanda’s blog beginning today. You can keep track of everyone’s goals on the chart below. It will stay up for a while, just in case we have any late entries. Remember, this is a laid back Read-a-Thon. No pressure at all. Read at your own pace because the only pressure you are under are comes from you and your personal goals. Most of all, meet new bloggers, make new friends and have fun!